I had some 'happy post' today, a set of Tim Holtz Classic stamps and I LOVE them! They are very architectural and suit neutral tones so I wanted to add a splash of colour onto the card. What better way to add colour than with one of Ryn's beautiful Hummingbirds? You can see them all on her website by clicking HERE.
I made the background using the acrylic block method - basically inking either a block or a craft sheet with Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then laying your card down in the ink. I stamped the Striped Reed stamps in Versafine onyx black ink, along with the ancient column from the TH set. I also stamped the wordy stamp from my new TH stamp in the darker of the two Distress Inks that I used to make the background. I stamped the hummer onto watercolour paper and painted with Inktense pencils. As Inktense pencils create a permanent dye when dry, I was able to paint over the hummer with a Wink of Stellar to give a beautiful shimmer to the bird. I hope you can see a little of this pretty shimmer in the close-up photo!
Thank you for visiting! Xxx